In Australia in 2009-10, the equivalent of 48 million tyres reached the end of life and the problem is growing. The majority of used tyres in Australia end up landfill or worse still exported, stockpiled, illegally dumped or have an unknown fate.
This represents both a waste of resources and health and environmental issue. Each passenger car tyre contains approximately 1.5kg of steel, 0.5kg of textiles and 7 kg of rubber.
It's important to ensure that the mechanic or garage you use recycles your tyres. Tyre service centres such as Kmart Tyre and Auto Service will recycle your tyres for free when you purchase new ones. They send around 870,000 tyres a year for recycling. Other retailers may accept tyres for recycling. Please check terms and conditions with vendors before dropping off tyres.
Source - Guidelines for the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme. Australian Government. August 2012.
Drop off locations for Tyres - Passenger Vehicles
30 drop off businesses match on Tyres - Passenger Vehicles within approx 60km of Mandurah WA
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Pick up locations for Tyres - Passenger Vehicles
5 pick up businesses match your query on Tyres - Passenger Vehicles
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|Local Bins||Pick up is offered on bulk quantities only in south wes...||WA (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|West Tip Waste Control||Our Skip bins range from 2 to 30 cubic meters. We can a...||WA||May apply|
|Elan Energy Management Pty Ltd/ Tyre Recyclers WA||Click Business Name for details||WA (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
|REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd||REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r...||Nationally||May apply|
|1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd.||We cover the following suburbs: Armadale Caulfield No...||WA (Metro Area Only)||May apply|
Waste Tyre Recycling
- Tyres are shredded and crumbed, to then be used as soft fall surfaces, brake pads, insulation and in road repairs.
Importance of Tyre Recycling and Correct Disposal
- Waste tyres are a potentially valuable resource with various re-use, recycling and waste to energy options.
- Stockpiles of tyres present a fire danger, and if set alight can release toxic gases.
- These stockpiles are a further health risk, providing ideal breeding habitats for mosquitoes.
Source: Department of the Environment & Heritage